The Law Offices of Baird Brown are now accepting bladder cancer cases linked to Actos. If you or somebody you know suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation. Please use the form to the right or call us at (213) 487-8880.
Overview Actos is a medication that is used to lower blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes. Actos was introduced in 1999 and since then has become a best selling diabetes drug. Before the drug's initial release the drug maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, became aware of a link between Actos and bladder cancer. This information lead Takeda Pharmaceuticals to launch a ten year study into the link, and in the first 5 years their results were so alarming that the FDA requires a black-box label for its connection to congestive heart failure. The first five years of the study revealed that those taking the drug for longer than a year had a 40 percent increased risk of bladder cancer over those taking other diabetes drugs.
Although studies have shown that Actos has been linked to the onset of bladder cancer and heart failure, Takeda Pharmaceuticals continues to manufacture the drug. People injured by Actos have filed lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, for concealing the safety concerns with the drug, misleading the public and other serious accusations. Actos has also been linked to broken bones and severe liver problems.
How the Law Offices of Baird Brown can help We can help! If you or somebody you know suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation. Please use the form to the right or call us at (213) 487-8880.